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Dissertation and Habilitation Projects


Dissertation Projects

Completed theses

  • Christoph Loreck, The Classical Tradition as a Magic Thread: John Keats and the ‘Labyrinthian Path to Eminence in Art (2005).
  • Sybille Pärsch, Differenz und Interdependenz: Die Krise der Metaerzählungen und ihre Folgen in Salman Rushdies The Satanic Verses und Don DeLillos Underworld (2007).
  • Stephanie Egger-Gajardo, Das Prinzip Unentrinnbarkeit: Heteronormativität in Werken von Angela Carter und Christine Brooke-Rose (2008).
  • Meike DeVries, Das Theodizee-Problem bei Thomas Hardy (2009).
  • Elżbieta Baraniecka, Sublime Drama: British Theatre of the 1990s (2011).
  • David R. Kerler, Postmoderne Palimpseste: Anglistische und iberoromanistische Studien zur (meta-)hermeneutischen Tiefenstruktur intertextueller Erzählverfahren im Gegenwartsroman (2011).
  • Georg Hauzenberger, It's Not by Any Lack of Ghosts We're Haunted: First Nations Gothic and Spiritual Realism (2013).

Theses in progress

  • Christian Attinger, "Globalized Literature and Literature of Globalization: Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics of Anglophone Drama in the New Millenium" [Arbeitstitel].
  • Britta Hambach, "Das Scheitern der New Woman in den Romanen George Gissings" [working title].
  • Sarah Roth, "Erinnerungsliteratur als Literatur zweiten Grades" [working title].
  • Adina Sorian, "The Lacanian Real in Contemporary British Fiction" [working title].
  • Alke Stachler, "Männliche Identitätssuche zwischen Traum und Todestrieb in den frühen Short Stories von Dylan Thomas" [working title].
  • Christoph Werth, "Zirkularität bei Thomas Hardy" [working title].

Habilitation / Post-Doc Projects

Completed theses

  • Christoph Henke, The Discourse of Common Sense in the Literature and Culture of Early Eighteenth-Century Britain: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics (2011).
  • Christina Wald, Spectres of Transubstantiation: The Eucharist, Disguise, and Foreign Fashion in Early Modern Prose Fiction and Culture (2011).

Theses in progress

  • Elżbieta Baraniecka, "Mapping Metaphysical Minds: A Cognitive Reading of Early Modern Poetry" [Arbeitstitel].
  • David R. Kerler, "The Archive Fever of the (Pre-)Romantics" [Arbeitstitel].